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    MUS 115LEC - Understanding Music
    Lecture
    Understanding Music STR Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   18887   Enrollment Capacity:   110
    Section:   STR   Enrollment Total:   86
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   24
    Dates:   08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   M W F , 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Room:   Baird 250 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Comments
    Understanding Music: A Global Opportunity invites you to explore the many ways in which music contributes to our shared human experience while also developing your skills as an active listener. The course is structured around three guiding questions, the first of which is perhaps the most basic of all: "what does it sound like?" We therefore begin with a participatory introduction to the stylistic elements (such as melody and rhythm) from which all music is created. The ability to analyze almost any style of music according to these principles will allow us to articulate how music relates to particular cultural circumstances later in the semester, when the discussion turns to the questions of "when do we hear it?" and "what does it mean?" You do not need any prior musical training as a performer to approach these topics as a thoughtful listener. We will consider musical examples drawn from a broad range of historical and geographical milieux in order to understand why music remains one of the most sublime and powerful expressions of human culture throughout the world.
      Course Description
    History of musical style from the Renaissance to the present day. Examines selected masterpieces of Western music as well as such recent phenomena as serialism, minimalism, electronic, and computer music; requires no previous formal training in music.
      Instructor(s)
                 Strykowski, D R look up    
      On-line Resources
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